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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
John Gerald McNulty

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Date of birth: 21st November 1908
Place of birth: Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
Parents: John and Maude McNulty
Previous occupation: Miner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: P/J 114793
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Acting Leading Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 21st November 1908 in Tynemouth, Northumberland. He was the youngest of five children born to John and Maude McNulty. The family later lived in Langley, Buckinghamshire. His brothers and sisters were Robert, Mary (and her twin sister) and Wilfred. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st August 192513th February 1926GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/9
14th February 192620th November 1926GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/9
21st November 192622nd November 1926GangesOrdinary TelegraphistADM362/9
23rd November 192615th December 1926Victory IOrdinary TelegraphistADM362/9
16th December 192631st August 1927ConquestOrdinary TelegraphistADM362/9
1st September 19276th April 1938ConquestTelegraphistADM362/9
7th April 19284th May 1929Cyclops (Douglas)TelegraphistADM362/9
5th May 192916th May 1929Victory II - IVTelegraphistADM362/9
17th May 192930th June 1930Victory I - IITelegraphistADM362/9
1st July 193011th July 1932Victory II - IV (Sesame)TelegraphistADM363/115
12th July 193217th August 1932Victory ITelegraphistADM363/115
18th August 193230th September 1932Vindictive (Frobisher)TelegraphistADM363/115
1st October 193218th October 1932Effingham (Frobisher)TelegraphistADM363/115
19th October 193230th June 1933Egmont II (Acheron)TelegraphistADM363/115
1st July 193331st March 1935St. Angelo II (Acheron)TelegraphistADM363/115
1st April 193522nd July 1935Victory II (Acheron)TelegraphistADM363/115
23rd July 19358th July 1936Victory ITelegraphistADM363/115
9th July 19367th September 1936Victory IActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/115
8th September 19368th July 1937HoodActing Leading TelegraphistADM363/115
9th July 193723rd August 1937HoodLeading TelegraphistADM363/115
24th August 193723rd August 1938HoodActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/115
24th August 19386th March 1941HoodPetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/115
7th March 194124th May 1941HoodChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/115

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

John's name is in Column 2 of Panel 52.

Detail of John's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Christopher Drake (photo & information, December 2008)